Brady – My journey to becoming a firefighter!

My name is Brady Cook and I’ve achieved my dream career goal of becoming a fire fighter. I can attest that to successfully be accepted as a recruit takes an incredible commitment. You need to want it more than anything - I did and I still do – the hard work is worth it. I love my job. The process is long and stressful; it demands the very best you have to give, day in and day out. Understanding that top physical fitness is paramount and an integral part of the hiring process and a career … [Read more...]

Fitness: A Family Affair

I have my NP-family, my Blitz-family, my running crew; so many great communities that I get to sweat with, and who challenge me on a daily basis but... “family” family is truly at the centre of everything that I do. With them I have shared some of my greatest moments, including my most memorable fitness “feats”. This photo album of sorts captures some of those favorite moments. With each other’s encouragement we stay active, we hold one another accountable, and we have a lot of fun … [Read more...]

Not Starting from the Bottom Anymore

The highs and lows of a fit quest can be quite interesting. At one point you're flying high and you think that nothing can stop you, and then you hit an emotional wall that makes you feel like packing up your fancy tri-colour shoes. I've always thought of myself as a pretty positive guy so whenever I hit an emotional speed bump, I dug my head in the sand, felt ashamed and thought that I have to start all over again.  I felt like I have no choice but to start back a level one and pick a brand … [Read more...]

We are a team! 90 Day Challenge Week 10

Over the last few weeks I’ve had lots of ups and downs, I’ve had some serious realizations and created some great relationships. I've also come to the realization that I LOVE group fitness! I love yoga (which I knew) and I LOVE this bootcamp, the women and energy are amazing and the ACCOUNTABLITY is well… Just that accountability. This past week I’ve been feeling great, tons of energy, feeling more disciplined and motivated, which is great… for me. I’ve noticed that my friends are having … [Read more...]

Damn you cheese! 90 Day Challenge

  Who was the dumbass that decided to start a 90 day challenge the week before Christmas? Well that dumbass was me! Here’s the deal, Christmas holidays are all about food! Well, not really, but every holiday has a great deal of socializing involved with it, parties, get togethers and the celebrating just never seems to want to end. Truth of the matters is that I like food; in the past I haven’t had the ability to go to a party or event and just not nibble, and I won’t pretend that … [Read more...]